Texan singer-songwriter Templeton Thompson headlines Nu Country TV at 6.30 pm on Saturday June 1 with a salute to her horses.

Georgian Lou Neal continues our equine celebration on the show filmed and produced by Laith Graham and repeated Saturday at 2.30 am.

West Virginian bluegrass ace and frequent tourist Sierra Ferrell boomerangs to our program and Florida band Soul Circus Cowboys , Californian Alias James and Lake Macquarie singer Aaron Jurd debut this week.

Nu Country TV is a highlight of C 31 streaming list on Digital 44.

This series is dedicated to late Nu Country TV host and treasurer Mid-Pacific Bob Olson and Vice President Rod Browne.

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Texan rancher and singer-songwriter Templeton Thompson shows resilience with her equine pals in her new video.

She was accompanied by her horses Jane and Beau at Frog Pond in Tennessee.

Templeton wrote Get Back Up with her singing spouse Sam Gay as the title track of her 10th album.

She featured her late equine Charlie in previous Nu Country video Home and with fellow Texan Michael Martin Murphy on Ride a Wide Circle on Hippie Chic Cowgirl - her eighth album.

The singer was raised on a 100-acre horse stud and learned to play guitar left-handed at 16.

That was after almost losing two fingers trying to hitch a horse and followed eight operations on her left hand.

Thompson is an Equine-assisted therapist with a YouTube channel Life on Planet Cowgirl.

She said her mother rode horses while pregnant and "I came into this world horse crazy."

Templeton has written hits for Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina, Little Texas and expat Aussie singer-songwriter Sherrie Austin.

Thompson wed fellow musician-songwriting partner Sam Gay and in 2014 recorded one of their songs Bring it on Home, Chrome in honor of race-horse California Chrome.

A portion of profits went to the Thoroughbred retirement facility Old Friends Equine.

Templeton's horse Jane was immortalized as a Breyer Model Horse.

Her song Settle Down Cinderella is featured in the Dr. Doolittle 3 movie.

Another song Happy Yee-halidays is in Christmas movie Every Other Holiday.

Further info - www.templetonthompson.com/home/


Georgian belle Lou Neal and the Stones River band continue our equine theme on her Nu Country debut.

She drives her slick pick-up truck to a barn where she is joined by her horse.

Lou is also joined by her band in the hay filled barn.

Georgia's On His Mind is the title track of her new EP produced by Andrew Preavett.

Further info - Insta: @louneall


West Virginian bluegrass ace Sierra Ferrell escapes her van and struts her stuff on open roads, beaches and stages on her return.

She filmed and recorded American Dreaming for third album Trail Of Flowers

Sierra, now aged 35, played three Out On The Weekend festivals at Williamstown on her tours here.

She previously fronted our show with Dollar Bill Bar on April 6 this year and earlier performed Bells Of Every Chapel at Treehouse chapel in Nashville and In Dreams at the Sacred Dog Farm in Fairview, Tennessee.

Ferrell debuted in a local bar at seven and rose from busking to hit writing.

Chance encounters with nomadic musicians inspired her to leave home in her early twenties and join them in their cross country journey on freight train boxcars and truck stops.

After busking on Seattle and New Orleans streets she moved to Nashville and signed to Rounder in 2019.

Further info - https://www.sierraferrellmusic.com/


Lake Macquarie singer songwriter Aaron Jurd debuts this week his freedom anthem.

Jurd escaped from the Brown Muir Cottage to pastures of plenty in the Hunter Valley in his tribute to social progress, equality and freedom.

He referenced Martin Luther King activism, women's lib and our resilience in world wars in Freedom Rings - his sixth single.

“This song is deeply personal to me, Jurd revealed.

“It's a reminder of how far we've come as a society and a call to action to keep pushing for positive change. I wanted to capture the essence of historical events and translate them into a contemporary narrative that resonates with audiences today.”

“I'm incredibly proud of this song. I think it's the best song I've written, lyrically, so I'm hoping people can listen to the lyrics and understand that these events I sing about are not so far in the past, and yet we have come so far in a fairly short space of time.”

Jurd produced the song with Jared Adlam on the Gold Coast and filmed the video with Jeremy Minett in Hunter Valley .

Aaron graduated CMAA Academy , performed at 2018 opening concert of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and Golden Guitar Awards with Luke O'Shea.

He has also written songs with award-winning artists Gina Jeffreys and Allan Caswell.

Further info – https://www.facebook.com/AaronJurdMusic/


Californian outlaw Alias James family reach back four generations to country music mecca Bakersfield where his great grandfather was a pioneer cotton and grape farmer.

This week he hits the road and river with his blonde belle and beloved canine in Catch Myself - second single on his debut album Free Country.

The dreamlike video was shot on two ranches in West County, California and features his 1991 Ford F-250 pickup truck, named Lariat, and two friends living out the story of the guy seeing his girl appear everywhere he looks, after she's gone.

“Catch Myself is about that jolt that happens when reality intrudes on our memories,”

James revealed.

“I believe a song has a mind of its own. I'd like to think, in our own way, we're putting some Western into the Country”.

Alias writes and records in an old barn using vintage instruments and amps through tube-driven preamps salvaged from old Ampex tape recorders.

His band features pedal steel guitarist Dave Zirbel, bassist JP McLean and drummer Ezra Lipp.

Further info - https://aliasjames.com/


Florida band Soul Circus Cowboys make their Nu Country TV debut this week.

They were formed in Tampa in 2009 by lead singer Billy McKnight who teamed with Grammy winning songwriter producer Frank Myers.

Myers, Anthony Smith and Randy Montana wrote their single and video Knowing That Girl for their fifth album.

Guitarist Ron Zebron, bassist Dan Turner and drummer Steven O'Reilly are the other Soul Circus Cowboys.

Further info - https://soulcircuscowboys.com/


Help us celebrate being Nu Country TV members and win albums by late Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Highwaymen by becoming a Nu Country member or renewing your membership.

George, Waylon, Merle and Willie Nelson were among country historian Barbara Dowling's favourite Texans.

The Waylon, Highwaymen , Merle and George discs were donated by Barbara who died at 77 in December, 2020.

She co-hosted Long In The Saddle in our Nu Country FM era and was pioneer Australian and Victorian country music awards judge.

Barbara was admired for rising above losing her sight as a young woman and her country passion with annual trips to Waylon's birthplace in Littlefield, West Texas.

Waylon died at 64 on February 13, 2002, and is survived by singing spouse Jessi, now 80, and son Shooter, 44.


We have expatriate Australasian superstar Keith Urban's chart topping 12th album The Speed Of Now - Part 1.

Also BR5-49 CD Big Backyard Beat Show and Billy Ray Cyrus's historic 1992 album Some Gave All featuring Achy Breaky Heart.

We have other CDS by major artists you can win by becoming a Nu Country TV member or renewing memberships.

They include Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Kip Moore, Carrie Underwood and late larrikin legend A.P. Johnson.

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